The Steam Autumn Sale Has Started

WHALE SHARKS!

Hi, Steam’s autumn sale is now on. Okay, bye. Huh? Oh, yes, the ‘fall’ sale if you want. Whatever. Look, is it cool if I- oh, yes, yes.

This Steam sale is remarkably restrained. While over the years, Valve have filled sales with daily deals, flash deals, minigames, badges, gems, votes, ARGs, and whatnot, this simply has a squillion things on sale. No fuss, no hurrying, just discounts running until December 1st. They call it the Exploration Sale so you’ll need to go digging, which I imagine is to show off Steam’s newer game-finding tools.

Follow our Steam Curator page to see lots of games we like, for starters. Other Curators are, of course, available.

Or go check out your recommendations.

Or your discovery queue.

Or revisit games you’ve added to your Steam wishlist.

Or go searching for games you’ve been meaning to check out.

Or Valve highlight a few deals on the store’s front page each day.

Or heck, just wait for people to fling links at your face saying “BUY THIS.” Readers dear, I’m sure you have suggestions for each other? I’ll casually mention that Deadly Premonition is £1.99 again, and point you towards what I said last time.

This is a fairly laid-back way to get people checking out Steam’s explorastuff, I must say. Just think: they could’ve turned Steam’s recommendations and curators into Temple Run clones rewarding you with virtual gold coins, which you virtually melted down and virtually forged into virtual golden idols, then traded to virtual explorers for a virtual mystery bag containing a random virtual hat, which you could trade for virtual carrots and a cryptic hint that you’d want to save those for the Christmas sale.

Steam’s still a bit of a mess when it comes to discovering games, not sure what to do now it sells thousands (and applications! and movies! and music!), but it has improved. Now if the recommendation engine had the slightest clue what sorts of games I like, that’d be grand: it’s currently showing me Escape Dead Island, for goodness’ sake.

I also really like the Steam store background with the whale sharks. Should these change over the sale, I’d like to request a load of quiet forests and lakes.

105 Comments

  1. RedViv says:

    It’s actually quite calming to pick off the 50%+ reduced things I had an eye on, right at the start. No need to hurry to the PC in time each day to check what’s up.

    • bit.bat says:

      I really like this style of sale too, I also really like their shark graphics.

    • Pazguato says:

      Maybe. But 35% discounts on the frontpage is something that we aren’t used to see.
      A quick look tells me that without flash sales a lot of great discounts are gone.

    • Skull says:

      This is a much better way to have a sale. Previous years I have had to check Steam every day waiting for the games I want to come up. I pretty much know what I want so I can go and get them right away at the best price (or wait until I am paid on Friday).

    • Richard_from_Winnipeg says:

      Oh no! Most of my wishlist is on sale for 70%-75% off, and with nearly a hundred items on it that’s still a couple hundred Canadian dollars. Do I dare purchase my whole wishlist?! The insanity of figuring out what I actually want to play!

    • RealityJones says:

      Meanwhile, thanks to the lack of daily and flash sales, a far blander experience with crappier sales prices. Yes, such an improved experience for us all. #sarcasm

      • iainl says:

        It’s a necessary side-effect of all the people that bought at the “normal” sale price being able to get a refund and then re-buy at the flash price. All things considered, I’ll take this state of affairs happily.

      • The First Door says:

        Wait, when did we judge sales by how ‘bland’ they are?

        To be honest, I can’t even slightly be arsed with this whole ‘flash sale’ culture, as it only disadvantages people who don’t want or have time to obsessively check. I’m really happy Steam has gone this way because now I’m able to search for games I care about, when I have time, and then take some time to decide if I want them or not. No artificial time pressure, hooray!

        Also, I’ve got things ranging from 85% to 33% off in my cart right now, so I’m not entirely sure it’s fair to say the sale prices are crappier. I admit that depends on what you’re looking at, but doesn’t it always?

        • subedii says:

          Yeah, even on the presumption that this was “bland”, I’ll gladly take that over having to check the store every 12 freaking hours to see if the game I was interested is on sale or not at the price I want.

          As far as the actual sale prices are concerned they seem to be about par for the course (unless somebody’s got some metric somewhere to prove out how this sale is so much worse).

      • Kolba says:

        Thanks for the sarcasm tag. I would have had no idea.

  2. Eightball says:

    Daily reminder that “Autumn” is the French word for the harvest season, while “Fall” is from the Old English:

    link to en.wikipedia.org

    So no lectures about how “stupid Americans don’t speak English right, the word is Autumn.” We’re the ones upholding the true English pronunciation against the French onslaught.

    • Alice O'Connor says:

      I’ll be sure not to do that thing I didn’t do.

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        Aerothorn says:

        I don’t think this was intended as a correction, Alice – just an interesting did-you-know!

    • caff says:

      I’m glad we just let all that tea autumn in the harbor. Sorry, harbour.

    • Blackcompany says:

      Autumn remember not to fall for these deals.

      Another sale will come. Soon, methinks…

    • slerbal says:

      To which I reply: Bollocks. It’s autumn here in the UK and in British English. Call it whatever you want, but we can call it autumn if we want :)

    • Sleepy Will says:

      Damn you Angles and Saxons with your germanic ways. The true British phrase for the season would be “Kodh Ergh”, locally to me and a little wider “Kydnyadh” or “Kynnyav” if you like.

      Anyone know what the Beaker People used to call it?

      • Geebs says:

        The Britons were notable in that, unusually, they actually invented the Strepsil before the wheel.

    • fish99 says:

      And no one has called it ‘fall’ in Britain in a long time.

    • thelastpointer says:

      Yeah, no lectures about grammar please.

      :|

  3. BaconAndWaffles says:

    I don’t even bother browsing for games on Steam anymore. Too much stuff – the new and upcoming releases are too cluttered to find stuff. I use other sites to find games.

    I have radically reduced my impulse purchases by using the wishlist. Now I impulsively add everything to my wishlist and keep it sorted by price. I wait for discounts to appear before buying. And as a bonus, if I can’t remember why I have a game on the list then I delete it.

    • Zankman says:

      Quite the opposite for me, I check the new releases every day – or, sometimes, even more than once per day.

    • Suits says:

      Yup, steamdb

  4. Pazguato says:

    Compared with previous sales, this one is lackluster.

    • MisterFurious says:

      The last two sales were lackluster, as well. I think the days of “90% off!!!” are over.

  5. TimRobbins says:

    Such a better way to handle a sale.

    Log in once, Sort wishlist by discount, add to cart and purchase.

    • Zankman says:

      Takes a while with my Wishlist; 1000+ games.

      • welverin says:

        And here I thought I had a lot with ~150.

        • Paul B says:

          And I thought my wish list was long at 4 games :) A thousand games sounds slightly excessive – you’ve got to ask yourself – when will I sit down and play all those games if I buy them?

    • RealityJones says:

      Totally disagree. It was hardly difficult before to find games and now we get worse sale prices with nothing fun surrounding the sale, even. Their traffic is absolutely going to be WAY less due to the lame “blanding” of their sales. They’ll see the numbers and figure that out though, so the ship should eventually right itself.

      • TimRobbins says:

        Yeah I get what you mean from a business standpoint, with the caveat that some kind of change was necessary due to steam refunds. With the changing prices of daily and flash deals, the flood of refund requests would have been a mess. From a consumer standpoint I will defend my statement though. The timed sales and gimmicks were great for valve in that they surely brought in far more repeat traffic, but none of that provided any actual benefit for the consumer. With all the cards on the table, your time isn’t wasted. A caveat to my own claim: I keep my wishlist up to date, which makes it easy. I have no idea how Steam’s “discovery” tools work, if at all.

  6. JS says:

    Cool! I have been reluctant to pick up Total War- Rome 2 – but as it was now 75% off, I took the plunge.

    I have heard so much about how the Total War series is falling apart, and the new games being so much worse than the previous ones in the series, so this sale will allow me to find out for myself, without wasting a huge amount of money.

    • Blastaz says:

      Almost all of the hate at launch was due to a buggy and poorly optimised tactical map and the fact that the strategy map was both harder, more streamlined, and required you to think differently (so harder still).

      They have now fixed most of the bugs, improved the optimisation and made the strategy much easier. So yeah it wouldn’t get nearly as much hate now.

      Attila is an even better game mechanically, but the scenario is not as fun. Three huge empires which requir lots of micro and then lots of tiny minors trying to chip away at them. I’m really looking forward to Charlemagne though, that should be great.

      • JS says:

        Yes, that’s understandable. Just like with the Civilization series, the Total War games are usually very buggy and quite unplayable at release. I’ve played a couple of hours of Rome 2 now, and it seems quite good so far. It certainly seems very good value for money if you pick it up at this low price.

  7. Risingson says:

    What does RPS do with the browser cookies? It always takes me a lot of attempts for the page to realize that I logged in.

    Anyway, about the sale: maybe I will get LA Noire at last, so I can play it and hate it with some basis. I will definitively get Split/Second now that it’s 75% cheaper. Brothers (85%) and Rage (75%) are also whistling at me.

    • Pazguato says:

      Personally, I found LA Noire imperfect but quite enjoyable, and it’s a really evocative game.

    • welverin says:

      Do pick up RAGE, it’s a fun shooter with solid mechanics. Sure the end comes rather abruptly, and the end might be questionable (I didn’t mind it, others did however), but for the price it’s well worth it.

    • Raoul Duke says:

      I also have the RPS cookie issue – no matter what I do, or how hard I click the “keep me logged in” box, it constantly logs me out and then refuses to acknowledge when I log back in.

      Anyway. LA Noire. Stay away. Even on a brand new high end gaming system it runs like a dog, especially with any AMD hardware anywhere in sight. It’s unplayable for me with an R9 290 and overclocked AMD FX 8350.

      • malkav11 says:

        I have a HD 7870 and a Phenom II X4 3.4 ghz CPU (so like seven years old at this point) and LA Noire runs beautifully. I submit that there may be more to your problems than it just being badly optimized or not liking AMD hardware.

        • Raoul Duke says:

          I have another machine with almost those exact specs and it runs like a dog on that, too.

          Trust me, this is not me being clueless. Both the machines mentioned are tight as a drum. The beefier one happily runs current games at 1440p buttery smooth. And the problems are nothing to do with the machine’s capabilities – it’s the game. It randomly runs really well or incredibly badly with very little rhyme or reason.

          Furthermore, this is a very well known problem – basically, LA Noire for PC was coded by idiots. Have a look at the search results you get for “LA Noire framerate issues”. You will find thousands of people trying all kinds of tweaks to try to get the game to work for them.

          I thought these issues, like the very similar issues with GTA 4 on PC, were pretty much common knowledge.

          • malkav11 says:

            Look, I’m not saying that you’re clueless or that you’re making things up. All I’m saying is that whatever the issue you’re experiencing is, the root cause is not specifically AMD hardware, nor the game being guaranteed to run poorly, because I don’t have any trouble. And FWIW, GTA IV ran like a dog out of the gate but they patched it several times and it runs much better now. I don’t doubt some people still have issues, but I think a lot of the stigma is lingering from the launch days when it shouldn’t be.

            I don’t know that I would necessarily recommend people buy either game, mind you, but that’s not because of technical issues. Rather, GTA IV’s driving is desperately poor and that really mucks with the ability to successfully complete a lot of missions, and the “character dating” mechanic is annoying. And LA Noire is interesting but you really need to go into it expecting a sort of adventure game with periodic action sequences rather than any sort of open world sandbox.

          • Etsu says:

            I have a relatively old card (MSI R5770) and the game runs perfectly fine from start to end. (At 30fps though because is capped to that, which is OK.)

            It’s a beautiful game too, with lots of narrative, atmosphere and characterization. I don’t like to drive too much, I prefer to let my partner do it for me, particularly because I have the compulsion of playing the extra cases and I find it distracting. (I tend to forget what the main case was about.)

            GTA 4 runs very well as well once I install all the patches. (It ran well in my older system too.)

            I can predict what is going to happen to anyone, and certainly I can predict if any particular person is going to enjoy it or not (because, you know, tastes), but L.A. Noire was an amazing and emotionally engaging experience for me and I can’t recommend it enough.

          • Etsu says:

            Correction: Replace my last two “I can” with “I can’t”. :)

        • Pazguato says:

          Agreed.

  8. lowprices says:

    I have a conundrum for any RPS reading type kind enough to offer an opinion: I have never played a Civilization style game before, and would like to try. Both Civ 5 and Endless Legend are in the sale. Which is better? And should I just get the base game, or the full bundle with all the dlc?

    Thanks in advance.

    • .backslash says:

      It’s a difficult question to answer. The thing with EL is that as Adam noted in his WIT (not linked to avoid overzealous spam detection) it’s a 4x game which approaches things from a different angle than most, so it’s not really representative of the genre. For that reason, I would slightly lean towards Civ here, if that’s what you’re looking for. Really though, both are good games, so there’s no wrong choice.

    • .backslash says:

      Oh, I also just noticed that CivIV is on sale too, for a really low price at that. It’s also a perfectly legitimate entry game to the genre as it’s aged quite well (at least in my opinion, though I don’t think many civ fans would argue). So if it’s money that’s the issue I’d recommend getting CivIV (full package), plus EL(base game only), playing them in that order and deciding which one appeals to you more. If it’s time that’s the issue though, I still don’t know.

      • lowprices says:

        Thanks! I went for the complete Civ 5. I have many, many games in my backlog already, so I don’t think I’ll have time for 2 games of this type.

        • Raoul Duke says:

          I think you’ve done well.

          I have both. Endless Legend is good, but is hampered (IMHO) by some counter-intuitive game rules and by the ultimately generic fantasy setting. That said, some of its underlying mechanics are very, very good and it’s an absolute time sink.

          Civ V has the advantage of representing the real world and feeling that much more engaging as a result. And given that Firaxis have fixed the base game with the expansions, it’s now actually feature complete. That said, Civs II and IV are still better games IMHO.

          • GunnerMcCaffrey says:

            “Civ V has the advantage of representing the real world”

            Like when Gandhi invaded Scotland in order to claim Mt. Fuji

          • Raoul Duke says:

            Precisely. Which explains the modern-day tradition of Scottish mountaineers living exclusively off saag gosht.

  9. Phinor says:

    They still have some work to do with that recommendation feature. For me, out of the 12 games Steam recommends, I already own 8. One of the recommended games is some anime game while another is an early access Minecraft clone. Genres I don’t play.

    • Hedgeclipper says:

      For the amount of data steam must have I find their recommendations shockingly awful.

    • slerbal says:

      Interestingly it isn’t recommending me any games I already own but it is *only* recommending me games that are *not* on sale, which is a bit odd during a sale.

      They are good games, but with over 60% of my wishlist on sale I’m slightly surprised.

  10. manio22 says:

    So it begins…

  11. Jonfon says:

    Grimrock 2, Life is Strange and Thea for 30 squids? Sorted.

    Wish Valve would make steam work with touchscreens though, it’s so terrible trying to browse it in tablet mode.

    • slerbal says:

      Oh god yes. It is horrible to use on any touch interface (and no I don’t want to use Big Picture Mode ever, especially not on a gaming laptop where I a mixture of touch, mouse and keyboard)

  12. heretic says:

    Mad Max for 17? Not bad

  13. A Gentleman and a Taffer says:

    Any recommendations? Picked up Doorkickers for the price of a coffee, so I’m happy. Nothing else much grabbed my attention though.

    • A Gentleman and a Taffer says:

      Well, seen as you lot have been no use (Seriously, how hard is it to know my tastes and what I do and don’t already own on Steam, huh?!) after a thorough scrolling I’ve plumped for the following, consider it a recommendation (bear in mind I haven’t played them, mind, except the Titan Souls demo):

      Eldritch 99p
      Never Alone + DLC £3.74
      Her Story £2.99
      Titan Souls £2.74
      and the aforementioned Door kickers for £2.99

      Also tempted by the slightly pricier Neon Struct, Sunless Sea and Frozen Cortex but I’ve already got more games than I’ll get round to playing in 2016 in the above.

      For recommendations I have played, everyone should play Unity of Command no matter what your thoughts on strategy games are, so go get that for £2.24. It is both the simplest and hardest strategy game I’ve ever played and I love it. And I never get on with strategy games. And has Alien Isolation been this cheap before? It’s the best AAA title in a decade, so definitely worth £8. And despite all the griping you might have heard Elite is well worth £10, it feels like a Beta for something beamed back from the future. So impressive in so many ways, but also a little feature lacking (for now).

  14. Zankman says:

    Well, damn… I personally don’t have anything that I want to buy, but my brother would like Fallout 3 and/or Fallout NV and/or CS:GO.

    All are on sale, but, not low enough…

    Dammit Valve, why 50% off for CS:GO? Even 66% would have been enough…

    • welverin says:

      Let me make that worse for you, before CS:GO consolidate the CS fan base and was still languishing behind the older version in the player count race it did go on sale for $5. Ever since it surpassed TF2 in concurrent players it hasn’t been more than half off.

  15. Frank says:

    Yeah, I’m liking this sale format, as opposed to the several timers that have gone with their other sales.

    Happy with the ~$5 I spent so far (ascension to the throne, diehard dungeon and squarelogic). Guess I’ll wait another ten years before buying Quake, ridiculously overpriced as it still is at $7.50 with its expansions.

  16. Tacroy says:

    any reason not to get Elite: Dangerous? I’ve been vaguely wanting something along those lines but there’s been so much drama over it and Star Citizen that I don’t even know if either one is any good at this point.

    • Captain Deadlock says:

      Sucks harder than a shop full of black hole powered vacuum cleaners staffed by leeches.

    • mechabuddha says:

      It is gorgeous, the sound design is top notch, and flying is a blast. And as long as that’s enough for you, then it’s great. But if you want anything more, like anything interesting to do with all of that, it gets kind of boring after a short while.

      • Tacroy says:

        hmmmmmmm that does sound fun actually, Endless Sky recently reminded me of how much I like bumming around space trading commodities between ports.

    • Phantasma says:

      Don’t!
      In aproximately one month the first expansion hits the shelves which will include the original game (now called Season 1 for some reason)for free.
      So if you buy it now and realise you’d like to land on planets in December, you would have paid twice.

      I get the feeling this major discount now is a bit cynical.

      • Phantasma says:

        Argh, typos!

        DEAR RPS, how long have we been without an Edit function now?
        I’m no web designer but it can’t be that hard, can it?
        Please!

        • A Gentleman and a Taffer says:

          It’s how the spam bots get in, I believe. Hence no editing.

      • Raoul Duke says:

        Will people without the planet landing bit still be able to interact with people WITH the planet landing bit after that is released, just not on planets?

        • iainl says:

          Indeed they can – the only difference is that those of us without Horizons (I’m holding off for now) won’t be able to follow fellow Commanders down from orbit.

          It’s current holder of “most played” on my Steam list by a giant margin, and so I’d say go for it.

      • exile2k4 says:

        With the base Elite Dangerous at ~£10, didn’t they say owners of the base game will get £10 off the Horizons update? So you could buy the base game now in the sale for £10 and then the update for £30, or wait and get them both as one package for £40?

        If that’s right I’m tempted to pick up the base game now to see what it’s like, then if I really like it get the expansion when it comes out.

    • Phantasma says:

      As for the game:

      It has been my most played title in 2015.
      The ships, the flight model, the feeling of being in and traversing the vastness of space, it is unmatched in that regards.

      But at the same time it can feel very empty, the quest system (even after a couple of overhauls) would even make MMOs from 1998 feel ashamed and the procedurally generated galaxy is mind-numbingly vast but quite samey. Visit a dozen of systems and you have theoretically seen it all.
      Also it should stayed in beta for at least another year, the devs played catch-up ever since. But they are getting there…slowly.

      Bottom line, if you can live without much story and with extended stretches of emptiness it definitely has its moments.
      Wouldn’t call it a real sim per sé but it certainly is not a guided or curated gameplay experience. Which is fine by me.

    • Raoul Duke says:

      I’m grabbing it. AFAIK it’s never been anything like this cheap. They’ve finally dropped it to a price where I’m prepared to check it out and see what all the fuss (good and bad) is about.

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    teije says:

    Pretty good sale, with lots on my wishlist. Picked up Endless Legend, Dungeon of the Endless, some EUIV DLC, AOW3, and Thea the Awakening (I know, that one not on big sale but looks intriguing). Time to continue the ADHD serial abandonment of unfinished games in my library for shiny new ones.

  18. slerbal says:

    I don’t think there is anything on my wishlist that hasn’t been the current sale price or cheaper and not bought at the time, so I think that this might be the first Steam sale that I won’t end up buying anything. Well, probably not ;)

    There are some good discounts on some excellent games I already own, so I might buy some as presents.

    Really I should cleanse my wishlist, but given the painfully awful UI for it where you remove one game then the entire list refreshes and puts you back at the start I’ve basically given up on it. I really wish they would overhaul it.

  19. Viral Frog says:

    My favorite part about Steam sales is that they happen when I have no money. -_-

  20. Raoul Duke says:

    This actually has some really good stuff at very reasonable prices.

    Specifically:

    – Elite
    – Dying Light
    – Wolfenstein
    – Broforce
    – Superbrothers
    – Skyward Collapse
    – Endless Legend
    – Civ V and IV complete

    The first three have been very discount resistant and I can’t recall seeing them this cheap before now.

    • bigb159 says:

      Yes! To date Elite’s all-time low had been $44 USD. This is finally the price I am willing to pay based on the reviews of the mission system.

  21. bobbab5 says:

    Buy Resident Evil 4/5/6 Pack
    AUTUMN SALE! Offer ends 1 December
    -66%
    £57.99
    £19.71

    -66%
    £14.99
    £5.09
    resident evil 4
    -66%
    £13.99
    £4.75
    Resident Evil™ 5
    -75%
    £19.99
    £4.99
    Resident Evil 6
    £14.83 Price of individual products:
    £19.71 Bundle cost:
    Buy Resident Evil 4/5/6 Pack
    AUTUMN SALE! Offer ends 1 December
    -66%£57.99
    £19.71
    Erm…. something here doesn’t quite add up!

  22. Herzog says:

    Finally the price for Downwell is lower! Almost felt like fraud charging so much before!

    • wu wei says:

      Please tell me this is irony. It’s getting so hard to tell…

  23. malkav11 says:

    I feel like the discounts are obvious, so I’ll just call out a couple of bullshit non-discounts:
    Assassin’s Creed Unity is $35 in a pack with Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, or…not discounted at all, separately, nor is any of its DLC.
    Dying Light and the existing DLC are handsomely discounted, as is the Ultimate Edition that includes the Season Pass, but the Season Pass itself is a) not discounted at all, and b) apparently going to go UP in price in the near future because The Following is supposedly more valuable than they were originally projecting.

    C’mon, guys. It’s one thing to go easy on the discount for stuff you just released, especially DLC, but it’s tacky to put stuff on sale in configurations that only benefit people who haven’t already given you money.

    • Raoul Duke says:

      You presumably have Dying Light – is it worth buying at this price?

      • malkav11 says:

        I really like it. It’s very atmospheric, the parkour is brilliant, and while I gather you get pretty powerful by the end, early on combat is really dangerous and best avoided when possible so it’s also quite tense. It’s still really good when you engage in it, though. Techland really know how to do first-person melee. The story’s okay, not great, but that’s more than I could say for Dead Island’s story, so meh. It doesn’t seem to have quite the same level of potential for coop shenanigans as the Dead Island games, (which I also quite enjoy, to give you some barometer for my tastes), so that’s too bad. But otherwise it’s a significant improvement on them. And I do think this is a good price for it – heck, I paid more. But if you have any desire to get the Following DLC (RPS has done a couple previews, I think), get the Ultimate Edition, because apparently buying the season pass separately will be ridiculously expensive.

      • suibhne says:

        I absolutely agree with the above impressions. The story’s actually pretty bad, but the delivery is much better than the writing deserves. In terms of gameplay, it’s brilliant. The wonderful thing about the parkour system is that it has a pretty high skill ceiling, plus the unlocks are meaningful, so you’re managing all sorts of movement by the end of the game that seemed impossible at the beginning.

  24. klops says:

    Team Fortress 2 is 75% off.

    • Jalan says:

      So, they’re finally paying people to play it. That one conspiracy nut was right all along. It just took us years to get to that point.

  25. Noam Beefheart says:

    I’ve enjoyed playing The Witcher 3 so I figured I’d buy it. Also, I really can’t wait for the Crusader King 2 Collection to hit $20. I own the base game but I missed out the last time the DLCs were on sale for so cheap and I’ve been hating that ever since.

  26. RealityJones says:

    Such a bland, boring sale – only medium-good prices, sadly and no fun side-things to do. Probably the most vanilla experience I’ve had during a sale, which is a bit of a downer, imho. Sigh.

    • Jalan says:

      I wouldn’t be too surprised if some mini-game of sorts accompanies the Christmas sale. The fact that it hasn’t been in the autumn sale(s) for a while now is really nothing new.

      Anyway, I agree with the general observation. Valve’s move to abolish daily deals should’ve been followed by having a replacement system where the front page had a hard locked number of titles at “better than normal” discounts or something that seemed more enticing than just vomiting a bunch of random titles with skimpy price drops all over the place in an attempt to remind Steam users that there’s an exploration feature that’s apparently in desperate need of use.

  27. SuicideKing says:

    Fun fact that RPS missed: Steam now has an India store!

    And so prices here are nice, and my whole wishlist isn’t that expensive, but I don’t know when I’ll get to play it…so maybe I’ll just pick up the Arma 3 DLC bundle. Elite is tempting me for the price (~$15). Some other games are cheap. Should I? SHOULD I?

  28. Pazguato says:

    Guacamelee Turbo Edition (-90%)

  29. Person of Interest says:

    For those of you who, like me, aren’t satisfied with merely getting a great deal, but insist on having the best deal: the following games from RPS’s recommended list are now below their previous record-low prices.

    Bioshock 2 DLC Minerva’s Den
    The Dig (classic LucasArts adventure game)
    Door Kickers
    Legend of Grimrock II
    Wolfenstein: The New Order

    • Zekiel says:

      Finally! Been wanting to by Minerva’s Den for ages but always put off by £8 for a 5-hour DLC. And for some reason it’s almsot never on sale when Bioshock 2 is. Now less than £2 – yes please.

  30. iainl says:

    So far I’ve just bought Downwell (which was already ludicrously cheap, but I hadn’t got to it) and Titan Souls. There’s a load of really good offers on things I paid full price for, though, like Elite: Dangerous.

  31. bonuswavepilot says:

    For any of y’all who aren’t already familiar with it, there is an alternative big-list-of-everything-on-sale way of browsing such things by heading over to <a href="link to steamdb.info sale section. If you are prepared to sign into your Steam account through the page, it’ll also do helpful clever things like highlight stuff you own, or is on your wishlist.

  32. Tekrunner says:

    The old Doom and Quake games are at -75%, which I don’t think had happened before.

  33. DevilishEggs says:

    I love the current crop circle graphic

    The sales are out there